Ontology of Construction

On Nihilism of Technology in Theories of Modern Architecture

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Abstract

Ontology of Construction, first published in 1994, explores theories of construction in modern architecture, with a particular focus on the relationship between nihilism of technology and architecture. Providing an historical context to the concept of making, the essays collected in this volume articulate the implications of technology in works by such architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos and Mies van der Rohe. Also provided is an interpretation of Gottfried Semper's discourse on the Tectonic and the relationship between architecture and other crafts. Emphasising 'fabrication' as a critical theme for contemporary architectural theory and practice, Ontology of Construction is a provocative contribution to the current debate in these areas
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEngland
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Routledge
Number of pages142
ISBN (Print)9780521586450
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Nihilism
Ontology
Modern Architecture
Tectonics
Fabrication
Architectural Theory
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural Practice
Historical Context
Adolf Loos
Discourse

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England : Taylor and Francis - Routledge, 1994. 142 p.

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